A call from the IRSBill's Briefs, Bottom Highlights Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Social Chaos: Bill's Briefs
Nothing is more upsetting than receiving a letter with an IRS return address. Nothing except perhaps receiving a phone call from them claiming that a subpoena was about to be delivered if one did not call the following number to discuss an immediate tax payment. This is the call I got at 7:45 yesterday. Again at 10:30 with the added, “This is your final warning.” Obviously an untruth because at 6:30 this morning I got message number one again. Might there be something wrong here? Of course! It is a scam.
Seniors are a favorite target for this fraud and it is going around San Diego like a forest fire. The IRS says in the last few years victims have shelled out over $25 million to these crooks. What to do? First of all, hang up at once. Do not call their number (not even to give them a piece of your mind). It is easy to know it is a fake because the IRS does not phone about taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail. If you do get a bill, beware; it might still be a hoax with a cleverly made fake letterhead.
In either case, the IRS never demands immediate payment. If you really do owe taxes or think you might, simply call the IRS and check. Their number is 800-829-1040. You may also want to report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page.
Many people who have been suckered are too embarrassed to report their gullibility to the authorities. However, we should at least tell our friends about receiving the phone call or fake letter and warn them to be on guard. Naturally, there is no need to mention falling for the scheme.
Sex ed 101: Lesbian porn
If the topic doesn’t grab you, you picked up the wrong magazine, are not my usual readers, support Cruz or have one foot in Shady Pines. Now and then my topics have been a bit spicy, some might say naughty, but none have resulted in a deluge of complaints, so I’ll take this opportunity to report on a recent evening of enlightenment at a lesbian couple’s home where I’d gone for dinner.
The subject of film erotica came up and as I have now and then viewed favorites from my tiny collection of male art films, I casually mentioned I’d never seen a lesbian film. Amazed at this deficit in my education, they instantly and gleefully proceeded to remedy the situation.
They chose a gem from their collection which they deemed suitable as instructional material and sat me down for a viewing – with commentary.
Well! I must say I had no idea! I had wondered, but had no idea! The various positions, techniques and toys were a revelation. Some of the playthings, suitable for the enjoyment of either persuasion, I had seen in films from my own stockpile. Others I remembered from visits to local adult emporiums, but their purpose had been a mystery until now. Greatly enlightened to be sure, yet I confess some scenes, delightful to my commentators, had no effect on me. If the other team’s activities interest you from an educational standpoint, I suggest starting with what’s termed the vanilla variety.
Diversity in sexual tastes is met with specific scenarios for both gay and lesbian audiences so I advise skipping the fetish genres. The sights and sounds therein might produce fits, heart attacks, seizures or swoons. Not judging; just saying.
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